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Based on the popular manga by Ai Yazawa, Nana follows the adventures of two girls both named Nana. While they share the same name, they couldn't be more different. Nana "Hachi" Komatsu follows her boyfriend to Tokyo in hopes to make a new start, while Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, is a punk rock beauty who has an ambition to make it big in the world of rock and roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 206779054
UPC 896911001119
UPC 14 00896911001119
Format DVD
Release Date 7/21/2009
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Nana
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Cast & Crew
Ai Yazawa - Based On Comic Books By
Aoi Miyazaki - Actor
Hiroki Narimiya - Actor
Kazuhiro Suzuki - Cinematographer
Ken'ichi Matsuyama - Actor
Kentaro Otani - Director
Kentaro Otani - Screenplay
Mika Nakashima - Actor
Osamu Kubota - Producer
Shuichi Kakesu - Editor
Taeko Asano - Screenplay
Toshiaki Nakazawa - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review A punk pouter and perky princess with the same monicker become bosom buddies in "Nana," a cute girl/girl pic from Japan. Based on a popular manga aimed at distaff Nipponese teenagers, film did boffo biz on home turf last year, capitalizing on the casting of real-life J-pop songster Mika Nakashima and airplay of soundtrack tunes. B.O. in Taiwan and Hong Kong was also solid. While the film but may be too sweet for success outside of Asia, remake potential looms large if placed in the "Coyote Ugly" mould...Aboard a train to Tokyo to reunite with her b.f., naive Hokkaido girl Nana (Aoi Miyazaki) sits next to a leather clad punkette (Nakashima) with the same name. The independent punk is returning to Tokyo to take a second tilt at the musical bigtime. While the punk initially gives the naif instruction in the school of hard knocks, it transpires that the perky member of this duo also has lessons to teach. Yarn knowingly flirts with lesbo subtext but remains chaste. Perfs are stiff, but comfortable within the Japanese thesping tradition. Helming is tube safe. Other tech credits are pro.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Russell Edwards
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Nana
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Kevin Gilvear, DVD Times ...a nice look into Japanese youth culture today, backed by a rousing soundtrack and charismatic performances.
Mark Schilling, The Japan Times Miyazaki and Nakashima excel in...a Japanese movie about the rock scene that actually rocks.
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